Mitch McConnell is a well-known politician from America. He is best known to be the U.S. Senator from the state of Kentucky since 1985. McConnell is from the Republican Party and is the majority leader of the state from January 2015. He was previously a minority leader. He is the longest-serving Senator in the history of Kentucky. Let’s find out more about how much is Mitch McConnell’s net worth in 2018.
Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. was born on January 20, 1942, in Sheffield, Alabama to his parents Julia Shockley and Addison Mitchell McConnell. He grew up in nearby Athens.
He completed his schooling at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville. In 1964, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville. Following that, he went to the University of Kentucky College of Law and earned his law degree in 1967.
In 1968, Mitch McConnell was married to Sherrill Redmon. They were the parents of three children named Claire McConnell, Porter McConnell, and Elly McConnell. The couple divorced in 1980. In 1993, he got married to former Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao.
McConnell was struck by polio when he was 2 but overcame it. He is a Southern Baptist. He is the founder of James Madison Center for Free Speech.
After completing his law, Mitch McConnell was drafted in the United States Army Reserve. He was released after five weeks in 1967 following medical reasons. Prior to that, he did interning for John Sherman Cooper, who was a Senator at that time. He later went on to become an assistant of Marlow Cook.
He became a Deputy Assistant Attorney General and had worked with Antonin Scalia under Gerald R. Ford. In 1977, he was elected as the Jefferson County Judge/Executive. McConnell was again re-elected in 1981.
In 1984, he ran for the United States Senate against Democrat Walter Dee Huddleston. He won the election by a margin of only 0.4%. He did a series of TV campaigns called ‘Where’s Dee’. In 1990, in the re-election, he won by a margin of 4.4% over Harvey I. Sloane.
He again went on to have a victory over Steve Beshear in the 1996 election. This time he won by 12.6%. In 2002, he won by 29.4% against Lois Combs Weinberg. He defeated Bruce Lunsford and Matt Bevin in 2008 and 2014 respectively. McConnell was the chairman of National Republican Senatorial Committee in the ’98 and 2000 election.
Awards & Achievements
One of the greatest career achievements of Mitch McConnell is to be the longest serving Senator from the state of Kentucky. He has successfully won many elections in his career and has held several important designations. In 2013, he was inducted as the Sons of the American Revolution’s member.
Net Worth of Mitch McConnell
Mitch McConnell has an estimated net worth of more than $22.5 million. He is the richest member of the state of Kentucky. His salary is eight times higher than the average salary of a Senator. His net worth is also five times higher than Kentucky Congressional Delegation. In 1985, his salary was $75,000 it raised to 193,400 in 2009. In 1974, he was the Deputy U.S. Attorney and later became the judge-executive of Jefferson County.
Mitch McConnell is considered one of the most popular politicians in the United States. He has won many elections in his career and is Jefferson Awards for Public Service’s Board of Selectors. He became a Majority Whip of the 108th Congress and was again re-elected in 2004. Later, he became the Minority leader. During his tenure, he has supported many bills.